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Like Micah
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Like Micah brings you stories about the intersection of Progressive Christianity, social justice, and lived experience. For those who have been hurt by the church, struggle with the church, still hold out hope for the church, or have no experience with the church at all; we welcome you to share in our journey of questioning, loving, and seeking wholeness in a fragmented world. This is the podcast of Downtown Disciples, an unapologetically progressive Disciples of Christ community in downtown ...
 
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Potstirrer Podcast
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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical
 
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Cocktail Theology
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Benton Stokes is a noted songwriter and worship leader from the buckle of the Bible Belt. Dr. Elane O'Rourke is a spiritual coach and ex-professor from San Francisco and L.A. They talk about life and God, with no filter. Over cocktails. Just like you. Put on your sense of humor, unleash your deepest spiritual longings, and pour yourself a glass. Join us for Cocktail Theology. Want to become a Regular, gain swag, and support the show? Visit http://www.patreon.com/cocktailtheology
 
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Divine Cinema
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On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month Divine Cinema looks at films with central themes of faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. The Divine Cinema team will put the good, the bad and the ugly films about faith through the eye of a needle and scrutinize its themes, messages, cinematography and overall portrayal faith on the silver screen. As self-proclaimed experts of fine (and divine) cinema and former Evangelicals, hosts Jeff, Adam and Dylan have a lot to say about movies, the ...
 
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On today's episode of Like Micah:Faith and Politics, Pastor Debbie Griffin speaks with Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott, an ELCA Lutheran Pastor who does interfaith work with the largest food pantry network in Des Moines and had recently announced that she will be running for Iowa State Senate District 22!! Join us today as they discuss the intersecti ...…
 
CONTENT WARNING - This episode includes discussion of gun violence. Listener discretion is advised. With the rash of mass shootings in the United States, including ones such as the El Paso, TX shooting linked to domestic terror, what is leading to these mass shooting incidents, and domestic terrorism generally? Jaye discusses a possible culprit ...…
 
Rev. Justo Gonzalez II, is a passionate activist on issues of immigrant rights, DACA, the Dream Act and TPS.He is the founder of two Sanctuary Congregations in New York and Michigan. He has defied ICE and the Federal government in taking a public stance against the forced separation of families and kidnapping of immigrant children. He has march ...…
 
In the final installment of a two-part series about urban renewal, Jaye discusses contemporary urban renewal, particularly the impact of privatization on urban renewal efforts in America's impoverished inner city neighborhoods. Why have these neighborhoods persisted? Also, what efforts have federal, state and local governments, as well as corpo ...…
 
Today we bring you the second part of our episode from the DoC General Assembly in Des Moines, featuring interviews with Rev. Dr. Dietra Baker, Rev. April Johnson, Rev. Dr. David Anderson Hooker, and Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley who share with us important insight on faith and politics.
 
In the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA, Jaye discusses gun violence, including many of the root issues that contribute to the gun violence epidemic in the United States, and the importance of properly addressing these issues. She takes on white supremacy, misogyny, other right-wing extremist ideologi ...…
 
This is part one of our two part Like Micah special featuring national social justice leaders from the Disciples of Christ. Today's episode includes speakers from the rally after the DoC's General Assembly in Des Moines, featuring a Church Confessing as well as a powerful message from Rev. Dr. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign.…
 
Synopsis 250 mass shootings in 215 days. Do they matter? In the shadow of Gilroy and El Paso, Benton and Elane explore why Christians don't care. Today's Wine: David Bruce Pinot Noir Music Credits "All Right To Be Okay" Words & music by Benton Stokes Our theme music: “Moving On (Feels Pretty Good)”. Words & music by Benton Stokes. Available on ...…
 
In part 1 of a two-part series about urban renewal, Jaye talks about the history of America's urban slums. How did these poor, run-down neighborhoods develop in US cities, and how did these areas become associated with people of color, particularly black Americans? The history of Cincinnati's West End is discussed as an illustration of how segr ...…
 
This Patreon bonus episode, originally released March 2019, is being released free this month as part of Flying Machine's Flyer Drive! To learn more and become a Patron, go to http://flyingmachine.network/support. Enjoy the episode! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is famous for several iconic statements, inclu ...…
 
Music moves us! And we bet it will move you too! In this episode of Like Micah, you’ll be blessed with inspiring and empowering music from some of the most talented Iowa singer songwriters. Our mash up includes live recordings from our progressive worship featuring, Harper and Lee, Mary Beth Mardis Lecroy, The High Crest, Dang Felton, Lori Anco ...…
 
Synopsis You are made in the image of God. That means you have the Creative Spirit within you and around you. Now what? Benton and Elane share what it means to be creative, and how you can channel that Creative Spirit in your own life. Today's Cocktail: Rose Rosé Music Credits "The Guy I'm Growing Up to Be" and "Find The Good" Words & music by ...…
 
As the myriad of Democratic presidential candidates with tons of ideas are hitting the debate circuit, Elle Riccardi from the podcast Short, Colorful + Loud joins Jaye to discuss political spectrums. What are the building blocks of political spectrums? Where did "left" and "right" come from? Are communism and fascism all that close to each othe ...…
 
In the aftermath of the US Supreme Court ruling effectively declaring political gerrymandering legal, Jaye discusses the challenges Democrats face in mitigating the damage of an increasingly right-leaning SCOTUS. In this episode, Jaye focuses on the novel Supreme Court plan touted by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, which is in ...…
 
In this special Pride Fest Pentecost 2019 episode, you’ll here several Downtown Disciples share the stories of their 2019 Pride Fest experiences and Pastor Debbie Griffin’s liberating and powerful sermon from the Pride Fest Stage. Music by Harper and Lee https://harperandleemusic.com/
 
Synopsis Many Christians talk about the role of the Spirit (or The Holy Spirit) in guiding one's daily life. Very few of us actually know what that means, or how to actually achieve such a God-soaked life. In this episode--recorded in front of a studio audience on the Christian holy day of Pentecost--Benton and Elane sort out who the Spirit is, ...…
 
Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they discuss free speech versus calls to violence and terrorism, as well as if Donald Trump's rhetoric and actions in support of gun control will upset his supporters enough to turn against him in 2020. Chuckles stans Candace Owens and sees her temporary ban on Twitter as an example of a conspiracy by t ...…
 
Pastor Debbie Griffin talks with musician and UCC Pastor Mary Beth Mardis-Lecroy about anti-racism, creativity, music and progressive faith - a lively conversation between friends about how new creativity will lead to new justice. Featured Songs: Good Anymore and We Wait by Mary Beth Mardis-Lecroy
 
Synopsis For thousands of years, both Christians and non-Christians have argued over what the right beliefs are. In this episode, Benton and Elane take a different approach: what is the bare minimum you can believe or do and still call yourself a Christian? Today's Cocktail: Diskin Cider Music Credits "Nothing In Between" Words & music by Bento ...…
 
CONTENT WARNING: Miscarriage, stillbirth, medical procedures, death, child molestation, sexual and physical violence With the proliferation of abortion bans passed into law in several states designed to trigger a US Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade (1973), what are the real dangers of these laws? Jaye reconsiders her earlier position on fe ...…
 
Synopsis Benton and Elane talk with our favorite rabble rouser, noted blogger and speaker John Pavlovitz, about his latest book Hope and Other Superpowers, wonder, civility, kids, and John's coffee virginity. This Morning's Cocktails Prosecco with pomegranate syrup (us), diet Coke (John Pavlovitz) Music Credits Music by Benton Stokes Our theme ...…
 
As several states are passing extremely restrictive anti-abortion laws, and civil rights are increasingly being denied to a number of groups in the United States, Jaye discusses the conservative evangelical Christianity that got us here. Is conservative evangelicalism "real Christianity" and why does the answer to that question matter? How does ...…
 
In this episode of Like Micah, Pastor Debbie Griffin confesses and repents on behalf of the universal Church for the harm, spiritual abuse, and condemnation it has wrongfully inflicted upon LGBTQ+people. In honor of Pride Fest 2019, we are pleased to rebroadcast this episode recorded at Pride Fest 2017, featuring Pastor Debbie, Spivey Knapik, a ...…
 
Synopsis We went to the Nashville Cocktail Festival, served drinks, and asked innocent attendees four questions about God. Some answers were silly, some were profound, and most were funny...especially as the night wore on. This special edition of Cocktail Theology contains adult themes and language. Listener discretion is advised. Tonight's Coc ...…
 
Several Democratic candidates are running to be the party's nominee for President of the United States. Jaye believes it matters less which candidate becomes the Democratic nominee, but more what direction the Democratic Party will go in the 2020 election. Will they focus on recruiting Trump supporters, or convincing non-voters to go to the pol ...…
 
Forests. Beaches. Cathedrals. Grandma's sofa. What is it about those places that makes them sacred to us? Do we all have sacred places? And why aren't mine the same as yours, even if we experience them together? Music Credits "Sitting On The Edge Of Your World" and "Meant to Be" Words & music by Benton Stokes & Matthew S. Garinger "Sacred" and ...…
 
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of transphobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry and violence, depression and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches ...…
 
A conversation with Ryan Rohlf, a Downtown Disciples community member, brings you further into how the embodiment of Christ is lived through action and relationship. Taking the steps through the evolution of his faith, Ryan finds fellowship and peace in his personal relationship with faith. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSM https://www.face ...…
 
Synopsis You've moved on. You've left a church. Have you left The Church? Have you left God? And what does all that mean for what's next for your community worship, your sense of connection, your life with God? Benton and Elane discuss what Benton's been doing since he left his church job, and why being part of the consciously-universal Church ...…
 
In February 2019 Pastor Debbie sat down with Jerry Crenshaw to record a full history of how Downtown Disciples came to be. This is the 3rd in a three part series from that conversation, wherein we learn about the community life of Downtown Disciples. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSMBy Downtown Disciples.
 
In the 50th episode of Potstirrer Podcast, Jaye reacts to the Mueller report - or really, the Barr Letter summarizing the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Are the conclusions Attorney General William Barr came to regarding the report accurate? What do we know about Barr, and should he be trusted? Jaye makes the argument that any ...…
 
In February 2019, Pastor Debbie sat down with Jerry Crenshaw to record a full history of how Downtown Disciples came to be. This is the 2nd in a three part series from that conversation, wherein we learn about the many ways Downtown Disciples has been involved in the work of justice in the community. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisicplesDSM…
 
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, child molestation, and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised. R. Kelly has been an R&B superstar for two decades, with hit songs such as "I Believe I Can Fly" and "I Wish," and winning several music awards, including three Grammys. But while Kelly has enjoyed mains ...…
 
In February 2019, Pastor Debbie sat down with Jerry Crenshaw to record a full history of how Downtown Disciples came to be. This is the 1st in a three part series from that conversation, wherein we learn a little bit about the motivations behind its inception and the physical journeys that Downtown Disciples has taken through Des Moines. downto ...…
 
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of homophobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry, sexual assault and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches and Chris ...…
 
Life has been a long and winding road for Liz Williams Webb; from law school to seminary, DC to California to Iowa, advocacy to ordination. In this episode she talks with Pastor Emily about that journey and the calling she is living into. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSMBy Downtown Disciples.
 
When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. But in death, has Dr. King been whitewashed? In the final installment of this two-part series, Jaye provides an overview of Dr. K ...…
 
February 2019 marks another transition for Downtown Disciples as we move from the East Village to the heart of downtown Des Moines. This special episode collects some memories of the old space and hopes for the new one. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSMBy Downtown Disciples.
 
When most Americans think of late civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we often picture a unifying Christian minister who used non-violence to advance his dream of racial equality in the United States. King would have been 90 years old this year, had he not been assassinated. We observe his birthday every January, and often hear ...…
 
Building a family is important to Ashley, but just a few years ago it seemed like an unattainable desire. In today's episode, she shares her story of struggling with infertility before becoming a mommy to two delightful little girls and the things she learned along the way. @dtdisciplesDSM downtowndisciples.org…
 
In response to Vice-President Mike Pence stating Christian education should be off-limits to criticism, defending his wife Karen's decision to teach at a Christian school that excludes the LGBTQ community, hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools, started by scholar and exvangelical Chris Stroop @c_stroop, went viral, particularly on Twitter. Jaye discu ...…
 
A good community is hard to find. After 37 years of factory work, 3 years of retirement, mental health struggles, a life in and out of the church, Gary Clague believes he has found one in Downtown Disciples. Brad Wilson (episode 36) does the interview and Pastor Emily joins for scripture. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSM…
 
It's a new year, and Jaye ushers in 2019 with thoughts on the government shutdown, advice for the Democratic Party regarding the 2020 presidential election, and a read on Vice President Mike Pence. What makes Pence worse than Trump, and why would a Pence presidency be worse for the United States than Trump remaining in office? Twitter: @potstir ...…
 
From first communion in the Catholic Church to his present role as the leader of a church-based mental health support group in Des Moines, the love of God has always felt very real to Brad Wilson. Katie Gregor (episode 55) speaks with Brad about mental health, god, progressivism, insurance, and long distance biking. Pastor Emily joins for a dis ...…
 
Katie Gregor has always been a good listener. This, plus her commitment to helping others, has led to to a career as a therapist. In this episode, she speaks with Mariah and Pastor Emily about her work, growing up Catholic, and the special relationships she has found in community. downtowndisciples.org @DTdisciplesDSM…
 
For this year’s “War on Christmas” holiday special – Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they react to strange stories and answer listener questions. Jaye waxes poetic about KFC on an open fire while Chuckles reveals something that even Jaye didn’t know about him. Citations: “Col. Harland Sanders 11 Herbs and Spices Firelog.” KFC. https:/ ...…
 
We Are Church Confessing, a recent movement taking place among Des Moines area churches, is the brainchild of Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, nationally acclaimed author, Drake professor, and ordained American Baptist. In this episode she discusses the experiences that gave rise to her passion for racial justice and takes a look at an early example o ...…
 
In November of 2018, 26 year old American explorer and missionary John Allen Chau was killed by the Sentinelese people, an isolated tribal group living on North Sentinel Island off the coast of India. Chau went the island illegally in order to share with them about Christianity. The incident is controversial, sparking outrage, consternation, an ...…
 
Dogma is a welcome change of pace for the films usually reviewed on Divine Cinema. Jeff, Dylan and Adam all agree that this movie was fun to watch. It is a good hearted film wrapped in a health dose of adolescent humor and Biblical mythology. In addition, it has an amazing cast of actors; Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, the always amazing Alan Rickman ...…
 
In light of the growing normalization of white supremacy and related forms of bigotry in the United States, Jaye focuses on the debate between unfettered free speech and the regulation of hate speech. What does "free speech" truly mean in the US context, and why does it matter? Should "dangerous" speech be made illegal? Jaye also discusses libe ...…
 
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